Funds for WW1 anniversary event in Berwick

Berwick Town Council has agreed to spend up to £1,100 on an event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.

Monday, 8th October 2018, 09:09 am
The 2017 Remembrance Sunday parade in Berwick. Picture by Alan Hughes.

It follows a request by Army veteran and Berwick resident Michael Stewart for the town hall to be opened on Armistice Day, Sunday, November 11

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He made the request so all service personnel, past, present and future, could commemorate the event.

Organisational difficulties were highlighted by clerk Gareth Davies, including venue capacity and staffing.

But Coun Karin Graham said: “If we don’t do something I would be ashamed.”